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But Strix being 8+6 would be a problem with higher overclocks? and eVGA FTW despite being 8+8 also have dual bios....

If i have to choose i would probably go with FTW version

Dual bios should only matter if for some reason you need to default to the factory bios. Which usually means you're being unsafe with your OC'ing practices. Just increase by +25 increments until you have artifacting, then back the OC off by 25 to get rid of the artifacting. Poof, you're safe unless you're messing with the voltage limitations, which is the only time I can see dual bios being useful. Not to talk you out of a FTW purchase. For all I know you're gonna be overvolting past the bios limitations.
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Dual bios should only matter if for some reason you need to default to the factory bios. Which usually means you're being unsafe with your OC'ing practices. Just increase by +25 increments until you have artifacting, then back the OC off by 25 to get rid of the artifacting. Poof, you're safe unless you're messing with the voltage limitations, which is the only time I can see dual bios being useful. Not to talk you out of a FTW purchase. For all I know you're gonna be overvolting past the bios limitations.

yea, always change my BIOS to those unlimited ones, here in OCN
8+6 would be a problem i guess...
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yea, always change my BIOS to those unlimited ones, here in OCN
8+6 would be a problem i guess...

Living on the edge with your $700-$1000 purchases I see. xD
post #4024 of 6175
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We don't know yet. During the Maxwell years Asus had better microBIOS making the Strix 980s the better buy overall from other manufactures.

This time around with Pascal we're still at the beginning so we're all gonna have to wait and see.

I've heard the best versions of 980 Ti was G1, Gigabyte Xtreme.... thinking.gif
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Dual bios should only matter if for some reason you need to default to the factory bios. Which usually means you're being unsafe with your OC'ing practices. Just increase by +25 increments until you have artifacting, then back the OC off by 25 to get rid of the artifacting. Poof, you're safe unless you're messing with the voltage limitations, which is the only time I can see dual bios being useful. Not to talk you out of a FTW purchase. For all I know you're gonna be overvolting past the bios limitations.

usually?

nope. dual bios is great to use one for gaming then the other for benching; no need to push the card hard all the time.
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Living on the edge with your $700-$1000 purchases I see. xD

These things don't really appreciate in value anyways so why the hell not thumb.gif
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But Strix being 8+6 would be a problem with higher overclocks? and eVGA FTW despite being 8+8 also have dual bios....

If i have to choose i would probably go with FTW version

The Strix can easily pull 325+ watts when you include the PCI-E power. The limiting factor will almost certainly be silicon lottery. I would not worry too much about the 6-pin. (unless you're an LN2 bencher)
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Living on the edge with your $700-$1000 purchases I see. xD

Payed 615 € on my GTX 980 G1, use a modified BIOS that unlock the limit of my vddc from 1.500 to 1.750
Used the card like this for 1 year until i put to sale, no problems at all biggrin.gif
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These things don't really appreciate in value anyways so why the hell not thumb.gif

Exactly, there are only so many GPU coin mining phenomena to occur, and Nvidia missed that boat due to compute performance.
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The Strix can easily pull 325+ watts when you include the PCI-E power. The limiting factor will almost certainly be silicon lottery. I would not worry too much about the 6-pin. (unless you're an LN2 bencher)

I think between all those brands, eVGA(SSC and maybe FTW), Strix, MSI Gaming, G1, Palit, etc... the only factor that really matters is the silicon lottery, right?
The only way that you can at least ALMOST guarantee a decent overclock(IMO) is buying expansive versions... HOF, Lightning, Kingpin, Classified, etc...
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